A resplendent variant cover for the upcoming The Bat-Man: First Knight #2…
We’re only three weeks into January but as far as 2024 comics that intrigue me the most go, I gotta put Dan Jurgens and Mike Perkins’ The Bat-Man: First Knight right at the top.
The DC Black Label series, which premieres in March, gives us a modern take on Batman’s first year. I’m not talking Year One. I’m talking 1939.
Anyway, April’s Issue #2 was solicited this week and DC unveiled two of the three covers that are coming — Perkins’ excellent main cover and a particularly groovy variant by Sebastian Fiumara.
That cowl looks like it was taken straight from the serials.
Now check out Perkins’ cover, which borrows from the much-homaged Detective Comics #31:
Hey, and let’s not forget there’s a story attached to all of this. Here’s the solicitation:
THE BAT-MAN: FIRST KNIGHT #2
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by MIKE PERKINS
Pulp novel variant cover by MARC ASPINALL
Variant cover by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
$6.99 US | 48 pages | 2 of 3 | Prestige Plus | 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″ (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 4/2/24
Monster men continue to terrorize Gotham City, but with the body count rising, the GCPD is no closer to solving the mystery behind these seemingly undead assailants, and the Bat-Man and Gordon are the only ones willing to brave the criminal underworld to crack the case. It’s after a near-death brawl saving the mayor from the monster men that the Bat-Man must face a stark reality…are his fists and willpower enough to save Gotham?
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